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Officer Kills Man In Drug Bust After He Tries To Run Him Over

SOUTHAVEN, Miss.- An undercover police officer was run over by a man after police caught the culprits of a drug bust red handed. 

After the Southaven officer was hit by the vehicle the officer shot and killed the guy.

Police Chief Tom Long told WJTV the undercover drug transaction occurred in a Southaven parking lot Wednesday morning.

Officers on the scene had surrounded the suspects, who still attempted to get away. That’s when the driver ran over the undercover cop, backed up and tried to run over him again. The injured officer and another officer then shot at him.

One of the suspects was hit and died at a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. The officer that was run over by the vehicle was not seriously injured.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are currently still investigating.

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